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by Ron
10 Jun 2018, 12:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?

Amsterdam so anything that includes that would be great but bearing in mind I will have to return to Dunkirk to get the ferry back to the UK. Do you really have to go back to Dunkirk for the return ferry? Why not catch the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich. There is a train service from the fer...
by Ron
31 May 2018, 6:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?
Replies: 78
Views: 2750

Re: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?

. Yes, the car driver moved over without making sure his line was clear, but had the cyclist been riding slower or cautiously like he should have done, he would have braked and the incident wouldn't have occurred. Not necessarily, bicycles can't stop on a sixpence! Despite what you claim, you are v...
by Ron
28 May 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input
Replies: 36
Views: 2274

Re: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input

1. What are your thoughts on the UKs provision of cycling infrastructure, is it adequate? Woefully inadequate, and much of what has been constructed fails to comply with laid down standards. 2. Could more be done, would you like to see the UK cities following in the footsteps of cities like Copenhag...
by Ron
28 May 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?
Replies: 78
Views: 2750

Re: Driver causes collision - cyclists on Facebook blame the cyclist.

Driver to blame, I doubt the law would be different from any other European country. Highway Code Rule 151 In slow-moving traffic. You should.... be aware of cyclists and motorcyclists who may be passing on either side. Edit to add.. Rule 182 Use your mirrors and give a left-turn signal well before ...
by Ron
24 May 2018, 9:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train from Inverness to London
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: Train from Inverness to London

Has anyone done this recently? I can find trains - but can't see any way to reserve a bike space on on either the Virgin or Trainline websites. Do you have to call the company? Or is it just not possible to bring a bike on those trains?Advice appreciated.Thanks See this page for details of bike tra...
by Ron
13 May 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: make your cycle journey easier - Plusbike
Replies: 16
Views: 2368

Re: make your cycle journey easier - Plusbike

The hire bikes at my station looked like rigid bikes, not Bromptons, but as stated the idea seems to be to have hire bikes available at stations rather than encourage bikes on trains, which is of course useless for touring cyclists.
by Ron
13 May 2018, 12:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Health & Fitness Apps - Effective?
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: Health & Fitness Apps - Effective?

Another MFP fan here, who found it very effective. It is after all a free weight loss programme which doesn't require attendance at any "classes", so difficult to find anything to complain about! . I tried unsuccessfully for several years to lose weight after my GP pointed out my weight wa...
by Ron
2 May 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling
Replies: 92
Views: 4351

Re: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling

One in four of NHS nursing staff obese, that's not just overweight or fat, but obese.
The NHS can't even sort their own staff out, what hope of them sorting out the rest of the population?
https://www.nhs.uk/news/obesity/1-4-nur ... vey-finds/
by Ron
21 Feb 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Le Jog newbie seeking route and accommodation advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2470

Re: Le Jog newbie seeking route and accommodation advice

okiefromculbokie wrote: (at some point next year)
Any help or advice at all would be greatly appreciated.

Next year? You're overthinking this trip :D .
Do it in May, long daylight outwith the main tourist season so less pressure on B&B establishments giving more accommodation options.
by Ron
17 Jan 2018, 2:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 328
Views: 12769

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

PDQ Mobile wrote:I think dipped headlight on cars in rural places are good.

I think lights on cars on rural roads are a dangerous distraction for other road users and can be a contributory factor to the incidence of road rage.
by Ron
21 Dec 2017, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: .....why drivers give more space to pedestrians than cyclists?
Replies: 19
Views: 1483

Re: .....why drivers give more space to pedestrians than cyclists?

I've been surprised at the generous clearance offered by almost every passing vehicle. On my bike, I can only dream of being shown such consideration. Do others experience something similar? And, if so, what could be the explanation? David F I regularly walk on roads but haven't noticed any differe...
by Ron
26 Nov 2017, 11:09am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks
Replies: 15
Views: 1617

Re: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks

Segregation offers two significant problems: firstly it is unlikely to happen on a sufficient scale and therefore creates a pre-condition that will never be met. Secondly it removes cyclists from the normal street/road pattern that offers the best means of getting around by bike (were it not for ca...
by Ron
12 Nov 2017, 2:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Campaigning
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Campaigning

An interesting crit here of cycle campaigning, I find myself in agreement with much of the article.
https://katsdekker.wordpress.com/2017/1 ... -politics/
by Ron
17 Aug 2017, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inverness Secure Cycle Parking?
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Re: Inverness Secure Cycle Parking?

Probably a bit late now, I've just spotted this thread. There are two bike lockers on Platform 6/7, the only snag being you have to use your own padlock on the door. The cycle parking indicated on Google Street view is short term parking, not covered against weather, and a bit close to the many pass...